CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – UK based prepress company Hamillroad Software has today announced that DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).
Hamillroad CEO, Andy Cave said: “During the R&D phase for Bellissima DMS, we involved a number of suppliers within the flexographic printing industry. During this process, we were able to test their technologies and find the best solution partners to take Bellissima DMS to market.”
Cave continues: “Working with the team at DuPont, we were able to achieve excellent results on press. We have been able to fine-tune the solution to ensure the best possible results for the printer, and in addition to this, we have also been able to reduce machine issues, including: bounce, barring, and slur, in some cases eliminating them completely. We believe the technology solution is transformative and will enable flexographic printers to push the envelope of what is currently possible in flexo.”
Sam Ponzo, Americas Sales Director, DuPont Advanced Printing says "DuPont works with leading industry partners to bring the best solutions to our customers. Bellissima DMS is a great technology extension for our Cyrel® EASY Plate portfolio, which further helps reduce the quality gap between gravure and flexo printing. Our customers can use this technology to expand the flexo footprint in the market."
Bellissima DMS is distributed by Apex International, a global anilox and metering solutions provider. Hamillroad Software and Apex International formed Aniken Graphics International LLP, a joint venture created to bring Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening into the flexographic mainstream.
Nick Harvey, MD of Aniken Graphics International commented: “The addition of DuPont, the world’s largest printing plate manufacturer, is a significant endorsement of the Bellissima DMS technology. This partnership in combination with Apex, and its patented GTT engraving, further demonstrates the total solution and support approach we are bringing to the flexographic industry.”
About Bellissima DMS
Using Bellissima, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with unrivaled image reproduction and no color shifts on misregistration. By utilizing fixed palette inks the screening delivers smooth flat tints and moiré free prints. Vignettes fade smoothly to nothing enabled by printed highlight dots as low as 1.0% and shadow dots up to 99.5%.
Working optimally at 4,000 dpi, the patented screening includes features such as 100% solid surface patterning options and solid object protection. Printing press issues including bounce, barring and slur are all reduced significantly, and in some cases, eliminated. Bellissima DMS also delivers on ink savings, which can be augmented by GCR based software, improves the efficiency of the press room, and utilizes existing printing press equipment.
About Cyrel® EASY Plates
DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment. For more information, visit http://cyrel.com/na
To see the difference Bellissima DMS and DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY plates can make to your business, visit Hamillroad’s booth 509 and DuPont’s booth 335 at INFOFLEX, Indianapolis 7-8 May, where there will be a wide array of print-samples available on show.
To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS and to register your interest please visit www.bellissimadms.com.
Hamillroad Software is a global supplier of software solutions for the prepress industry. Hamillroad solutions help customers save time and money during all stages of the printing process, as well as improving printed image fidelity.
Hamillroad Software specializes in Digitally Modulated Screening which provides unparalleled screening technology for Lithographic (Auraia DMS) and Flexographic (Bellissima DMS) printing.
The FirstPROOF solution allows users to simulate errors which may occur on press before plates have been made. It helps users save valuable time and money during the pre-press process.
In addition, their Lightning Plugins work with the Harlequin RIP to improve the output speed of TIFF, PDF or LEN files by up to 4-10x or more, making the prepress screening (RIP output) process faster and more efficient.
Hamillroad Software has its headquarters in Cambridge, England and partners with resellers and OEMs worldwide to distribute and sell its solutions. For more information on Hamillroad and its products, please visit www.hamillroad.com
DuPont Advanced Printing brings together leading technologies and products for printing and package printing. DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment. The DuPont™ Artistri® ink portfolio includes high-quality digital inks for home, office, commercial, and textile inkjet printing applications. For more information, visit http://cyrel.com/na and artistri.dupont.com
About Aniken Graphics International
Aniken Graphics International is a joint venture between Apex International, a global anilox and metering solutions provider, and Hamillroad Software Limited, a UK based software company specializing in pre-press solutions. The joint venture has been created to bring Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening into the mainstream flexographic market. www.anikengraphics.com
Apex International is a global leader of anilox, glue set, and metering products and print maintenance solutions. With 5 production facilities on 4 continents, a strong portfolio of clients in over 80 countries and a high-performance continuous improvement culture, Apex’s value proposition is founded on developing solutions to satisfy the complex challenges our customers face every day. www.aianilox.com